T'sara Vandercross (tsara) wrote,
T'sara Vandercross

Code Red....next stage

Just for peoples info on what's up with the internet now. Code Red II (.5) is basically out there yet again. Yet another new version to it...well, an old version, with a few updates...

It appears that the virus spreads via three methods: by sending itself via email, by infecting vulnerable web servers, and through file shares.

Email. The virus includes itself as a file attached to an email. Customers who have applied the latest version of the Outlook Email Security Update to Outlook 98, 2000 or 2001 should not be affected by it.

Web servers. Infected machines try to spread the infection to web servers via several known vulnerabilities affecting IIS 4.0 and 5.0. All of these vulnerabilities are eliminated by the most recent patch for IIS, which was delivered over a month ago via Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-044.

File shares. Infected machines try to find neighboring computers that have been configured to share files. If it finds a computer that gives it write access, it inserts infected files onto the machine. No Windows systems perform file sharing by default.

More info on it will be forthcoming as soon as I get it. :)
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